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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
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Water for the Naive?
Americans spend more than $7B per year on bottled water,
ranging from 75¢ to $6 per gallon. That's between 120 and 7,500 times the cost of tap water. The Natural Resources
Defense Council surveyed 103 brands and found at least 1/4 were just bottled tap water. 1/5 contained synthetic
organic chemicals. Amazingly, bottled water is subject to much lower purity standards than bottled; e.g., bottled
water is tested once per week for chloroform, whereas municipal systems are tested 100 times per month (typ). In
many double-blind tests, >75% of subjects preferred the taste of tap water over bottled. A recent news story
reported 2-yr old bottled water in storehouses in France shipping worldwide. "Evian" spelled backwards is "Naive"
- a coincidence?